Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Benton Institute for Broadband & Society Looks Forward to Full FCC
Yesterday, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Anna M. Gomez, Geoffrey Adam Starks, and Brendan Carr to be Commissioners on the Federal Communications Commission. If all three are confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the FCC will have a full complement of five Commissioners for the first time since January 2021. The following statement may be attributed to Benton Institute for Broadband & Society Executive Director Adrianne B. Furniss:
"We are pleased that President Biden has announced these excellent nominees. While we remain disappointed that our colleague Gigi Sohn did not receive the confirmation vote she so richly deserved, we are confident that Anna Gomez will be able to join Geoffrey Starks and Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel as strong protectors of the public interest. While we often do not agree with Commissioner Carr on policy matters, we also recognize that he has been an effective member of the Commission, particularly on spectrum policy.
"I look forward to swift confirmations for these nominees.”
The Benton Institute for Broadband & Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all people in the U.S. have access to competitive, High-Performance Broadband regardless of where they live or who they are. We believe communication policy - rooted in the values of access, equity, and diversity - has the power to deliver new opportunities and strengthen communities.
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